Catalan Cuisine

Overview

Catalan Cuisine
Five days culinary & cultural tour in the Costa Brava, Catalonia

 

Prices:

1,875 EUR per person for 6 or more  |  2,195 EUR per person for 4 or 5
 

Suggested Tour Dates:    

April 18 - 22, 2018

 



Call (800) 367-5348 for information or to book this tour.

 


Catalonia is a natural paradise for any kind of traveler, catering to all tastes with its ages of history in a rich, spectacular blend of colors and moods, landscapes and settings… And if taste is what you have in mind, well we promise this region will not disappoint a food-lover like you! Treat yourself to a long tradition of refined 
cuisine, with dishes that vary from the fish of the coast, in recipes like suquet, to typical inland roasts, meaty broths like escudella, or hearty stews like carn d’olla, all side by side with some of Spain’s finest wines and original Arbequina olive oils.
 
You will be lodged at Mas Ses Vinyes, a cozy 3-star hotel, comfortably equipped and elegantly decorated, located in the heart of the Costa Brava. Surrounded by 40,000 m2 of lush woodland and breathtaking views, it has direct access to a lovely cove and picturesque coastal walks. From there, make daily excursions to enjoy exciting culinary experiences… Visit the Salt and Anchovy Museum, a local wine cellar, or a cheese factory; step into delightful traditional bakeries, take in the colorful life of loca
l food markets, increase your wine expertise with a private wine tasting session, and top it all off with a meal in one of the many high quality restaurants found in the area. You’ll be discovering the local cuisine of L’ Empordà, famous today from the writings of Catalan author, Josep Plà. But what better way to become familiar with the traditional recipes of Catalonia than to prepare them yourself? We’ll organize a cooking class for you at a beautiful private residence in the area.
 
What is more, you can indulge in this gastronomic adventure without missing out on the cultural treasures of the area. Less than an hour away, you’ll have time to explore the Dali trail, visiting the homes and exhibits of this famous painter. You’ll get to know the medieval towns of Girona, Pals, Peratallada, Palafrugell… all of them historical sites, set in varying landscapes, from the coves and cliffs of the unforgettable Mediterranean Sea, to the endless farmlands, olive groves and vineyards of the interior… a true opportunity to capture the significance of the Mediterranean over the centuries.





 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore from your 4* rural hotel & spa the stunning Costa Brava – sandy beaches, beautiful coves and lush Mediterranean forests
Prepare delicious Catalan recipes on a hands-on cooking class specially designed for you
Visit a colorful farmers market in Palafrugell, and indulge yourself dining at a local Michelin-starred restaurant
Follow the Dali trail to discover the sites linked to this famous Catalan artist
Stroll through medieval Girona and its astonishing Jewish quarter
A private tour available for small groups, starting from 2 persons

INCLUDES

4 nights’ accommodation in a cozy, family-run 4* hotel & spa
A local English-speaking guide, specialized in gastronomy, joining you for activities throughout the itinerary
Private, chauffeured transfers for all excursions
Breakfast daily
4 lunches (1 at the cooking class), accompanied with fine Spanish wines
1 dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, accompanied with fine Spanish wines
A private cooking class, including dossier with recipes in English
Culinary and cultural visits and activities, as per the itinerary
Entry fees as per the itinerary
Gourmet Gift
All local taxes

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages not included in itinerary
  • Passport fees, inoculations or travel insurance
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"We are home once again with wonderful memories of Spain lingering in our minds. I want to say a most sincere thank you for making our culinary adventure so magical. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip and we were so grateful for all your help accommodating our needs on the tour and beyond. "      Ellie Mednick (USA)